Well, it’s over. 2011 National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, that is. I made it, submitting over 50,000 words yesterday for validation, which was immediate, and now I have the rough draft of a novel with which to work over the coming months. I won’t say it was easy, but I am glad I did it. I learned a lot from it, and next year I will be better prepared. I will be more ready, with a solid story line. At times I felt like I struggled to move my story forward, and then I would find a pocket of inspiration, a new idea to move the plot along (or is that “plod” along?).
Anyway, it’s done, and I will do it again next year. I am glad I decided to do it, even though it was kind of a last minute decision. As I said, I will be much better prepared next time, and maybe I will even have my class participate as well. I saw that another sixth grade class did participate, and the kids set 10,000 words as their goal, a reasonable and reachable number, I thought.
Onward and upward, as they say. It was a fun month! Thanks, NaNoWriMo!